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by imolazhp
Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Electric Cars Value Tumble (WSJ)
Replies: 36
Views: 16159

Re: Electric Cars Value Tumble (WSJ)

That brings up a similar question in my mind. I'm doing the owner's choice thing, and they guarantee a buy back at a given residual. What if the market HAS tanked, and it is only street worth half the residual. I assume they're required to take the car off of me at the agreed residual. But would th...
by imolazhp
Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Electric Cars Value Tumble (WSJ)
Replies: 36
Views: 16159

Re: Electric Cars Value Tumble (WSJ)

Energy density will keep getting better as will tweaking the recipe. How fast this progresses, is still a somewhat open question. What can be accomplished in the lab may not pan out when trying to mass produce something, and then, you have to test them for reliability, and while you can simulate so...
by imolazhp
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Electric Cars Value Tumble (WSJ)
Replies: 36
Views: 16159

Re: Electric Cars Value Tumble (WSJ)

If the current vehicle meets your commuting needs, do you really care if the new one has so much more capacity? To recharge it would either take twice as long, or, you'd be paying to have a bigger on-board charging circuit and a major upgrade to your EVSE (and many houses won't support that without...
by imolazhp
Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Electric Cars Value Tumble (WSJ)
Replies: 36
Views: 16159

Re: Electric Cars Value Tumble (WSJ)

Here is my question... BMW has already announced that they have created a battery pack that is the same size as the current pack in the i3, but has DOUBLE the capacity (and thus double the range). So... If they decide to put this battery in say the 2016 BMW i3, what happens to the values of the 2014...

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